February, 2022

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 428,000 Full-Time Workers

NORML

The cannabis industry created an average of 280 new jobs per day in 2021. That represents a 33 percent year-over-year increase, and it marks the fifth year in a row of annual jobs growth greater than 27 percent.

Mississippi Becomes 37th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis With a Law that Provides Limited Access to Patients

Americans for Safe Access

On February 2, 2022, Governor Tate Reeves chose to sign SB 2095 into law, making Mississippi the 37th state to adopt medical cannabis laws. The adoption of these laws is the conclusion of a year-long struggle for the future of cannabis in Mississippi. .

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Cannabis and Heart Health: At a Glance

Leafwell

There is a lot of mixed evidence when it comes to cannabis, cannabinoids and heart health. Overall, it seems that marijuana use has a complicated relationship with the heart, and that its use can have both positive and negative effects on the organ.

Loneliness, Depression & Our "Inner Cannabis"

Project CBD

Among lonely, depressed seniors, increased circulating endocannabinoids are associated with better adaptation to bereavement

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Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Why do smoking cannabis and eating edibles cause red, bloodshot eyes?

Leafly

Red eyes are a common side effect of cannabis, but why? Learn the causes of cannabis-induced red eyes and how to help minimize them. The post Why do smoking cannabis and eating edibles cause red, bloodshot eyes? appeared first on Leafly. Cannabis 101

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Adult-Use Legislative Efforts Advance in Delaware, Maryland, and South Dakota

NORML

Legislative proposals that seek to legalize the adult-use cannabis market have advanced in several states in recent days. The post Adult-Use Legislative Efforts Advance in Delaware, Maryland, and South Dakota appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM

A Year of Obstruction on Medical Cannabis In Mississippi Comes to an End

Americans for Safe Access

The journey here has been a lengthy saga in the abuse of power by the prohibitionist lawmakers and bureaucrats of the Hospitality state who fought tooth and nail against the will of their constituents at every step in the process.

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Why More People Are Choosing Cannabis Over Alcohol

Cannabis Life Network

How many of us look forward to a drink at the end of a hard work week? Some even look forward to it after a particularly hard day. From going out for drinks with friends or healing a broken heart, we all have our reasons to partake. Sprinkle a little bit of Covid into the […].

Treating Pets with Medical Cannabis

Project CBD

Questions and answers about medical cannabis from veterinary professionals

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America’s only psychedelic mushroom store is a church in Oakland. We observed the sacrament

Leafly

Zide Door pushes progress forward in America's new relationship with entheogens. The post America’s only psychedelic mushroom store is a church in Oakland. We observed the sacrament appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics mushrooms Oakland psilocybin psilocybin legalization psychedelics

Cannabis and dopamine: how do they affect each other?

The Cannigma

Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system that is involved in key functions like learning, memory, motor control, and reward seeking.

Virginia: Senate Approves Adult-use Cannabis Retail Sales in Bipartisan Vote

NORML

Senate Bill 391 advances to the House of Delegates on a historic bipartisan 21-18 vote. The post Virginia: Senate Approves Adult-use Cannabis Retail Sales in Bipartisan Vote appeared first on NORML.

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Top Five key Takeaways from the 2021 State of the States Report

Americans for Safe Access

25 years have passed since the first medical cannabis laws came into effect in California, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of ASA’s role in the fight for safe access.

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Do terpenes in edibles have any effect? How these 6 terps metabolize

Cannabis Life Network

Ah, the great entourage theory, or is it more of an ensemble effect? Regardless, terpenes, lightly aromatic and oftentimes smelly oils, can alter the effects of cannabis. And each strain’s ensemble of ingredients produces its own unique experience.

Oral ulcers, gynecologic pain & spinal disorders

Project CBD

Medical scientists validate patient accounts of CBD and cannabis for symptom relief of oral ulcers, gynecologic pain and spinal disorders

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Toolkit: How to talk to kids about cannabis

Leafly

Have you ever wondered how to talk to your kids about cannabis? Don't worry, we got you. The post Toolkit: How to talk to kids about cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Canada Lifestyle cannabis children legalization resource safety

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Cannabis co-evolution: are we hardwired to use cannabis?

The Cannigma

Our bodies have a built-in framework ready to accept the active molecules in cannabis, like THC. This network is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and it’s a fundamental part of our biology.

Lawmakers, Cops Consider Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization in Pennsylvania

NORML

“Every single day that Harrisburg delays there are Pennsylvanians charged with marijuana possession and paraphernalia offenses.". The post Lawmakers, Cops Consider Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization in Pennsylvania appeared first on NORML. Advocacy

Green Risk: Cannabis Insurance Trends and Concerns

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Culture writes. CANNABIS CULTURE – As the legal cannabis industry enters its fourth year in Canada, the industry is finding its footing.

Marijuana Leads to a Decrease in Opioid Use Among Patients With Chronic Back Pain

CannaMD

A new peer-reviewed study that was recently published in the Cureus medical journal found that marijuana use leads to a reduction in opioid prescriptions for patients with chronic back pain. Read more about the study – and why marijuana reduces opioid use – below!

The USDA's Hempseed Bank

Project CBD

“If the hemp market is to grow and mature, we need to think beyond cannabinoids

Where does Biden’s Supreme Court nominee stand on marijuana legalization? Here’s what we found

Leafly

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has real-world experience with America's drug laws. The post Where does Biden’s Supreme Court nominee stand on marijuana legalization? Here’s what we found appeared first on Leafly.

How to clean any grinder – and save the kief!

The Cannigma

The grinder is the unsung hero of the smoking process. In order to pack a bowl, roll a joint, or smoke a blunt, you need evenly crushed cannabis. Sure, you could crumble the weed with your fingers, grind it up with a mortar and pestle, or just use a bag of shake.

Senate Majority Leader Provides Timeline for Introducing Long-Awaited Marijuana Descheduling Plan

NORML

Senator Schumer said: “In the coming weeks, we’re ramping up our outreach and we expect to introduce final legislation. Our goal is to do it in April. Then we begin the nationwide push, spearheaded by New York, to get the federal law done. As the majority leader, I can set priorities.

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) Publishes Position Paper On Delta 8

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabiz Australia has the story… Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) has sent a position paper to members on delta-8 THC products in a bid to clear up confusion about the medicine, ensure accurate labelling, and avoid it being prescribed in error.

Highway Robbery Disguised by Badges: The Case of Empyreal Logistics

Veriheal

The feds are back at it—making things difficult for cannabis companies, that is. But this time, the FBI and the San Bernardino County Sheriff have been accused of breaking the law themselves.

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‘Kush’ scare hits West Africa

Project CBD

“Kush,” a potent, chemically treated street drug, is wreaking havoc and destroying lives in West Africa. But what’s actually in this illicit concoction, and how dangerous is it

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Why does Northern California’s craft cannabis face potential ruin?

Leafly

Stifling taxes in California's cannabis system threaten to push legacy growers out of business. That could erase a major part of cannabis history. The post Why does Northern California’s craft cannabis face potential ruin? appeared first on Leafly. Industry Growing northern california

What is bubble hash and can you make it at home?

The Cannigma

Bubble hash, also known as ice water hash, is a specific type of hash concentrate made with ice water. It’s called bubble hash because when smoked, it bubbles. It’s also called ice water hash or water hash due to the preparation method.

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Mississippi Becomes 37th State to Provide Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

“Marijuana access is long overdue for Mississippi’s patients,” NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said. The overwhelming majority of voters decided in favor of this policy change over a year ago, and for the past 14 months the will of the people has been denied.”.

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